Bridging Discussions of Human History: Ancestry DNA and New Roles for Africana Studies
AbstractThis paper explores how Africana Studies offer the opportunity for a new worldview that may supplant the assumption that Western history is history. It considers how new knowledge of the human migration bodes for the future of Africana Studies. It has the following research questions: (1) Does new ancestry data reveal or clarify African narratives that may have been missing or suppressed?; (2) What heritage do participants over- or under-predict?; (3) Do participants over-predict indigenous American heritage?; and (4) How is unexpected heritage received? Data from the DNA Discussion Project is used to answer these questions, and implications for bridging discussions of human history using Ancestry DNA are discussed. View Full-Text
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Lawton, B.L.; Foeman, A.; Surdel, N. Bridging Discussions of Human History: Ancestry DNA and New Roles for Africana Studies. Genealogy 2018, 2, 5.
Lawton BL, Foeman A, Surdel N. Bridging Discussions of Human History: Ancestry DNA and New Roles for Africana Studies. Genealogy. 2018; 2(1):5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lawton, Bessie L.; Foeman, Anita; Surdel, Nicholas. 2018. "Bridging Discussions of Human History: Ancestry DNA and New Roles for Africana Studies." Genealogy 2, no. 1: 5.
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